Posts by Kathryn Aspinall (Page 2)

2 Kings 24; Hebrews 6; Joel 3; Psalm 143

2 Kings 24; Hebrews 6; Joel 3; Psalm 143 TRADITIONALLY, PSALM 143 IS classified as the last of seven penitential psalms, doubtless because verse 2 admits to universal guilt. Yet regardless of how important that truth is in the Bible as a whole, in this psalm only in the one verse does this theme surface.…

Church Workers Benefit from Mission Board Training

Sixteen of the Free Church’s non-ordained workers (NOWs) gathered together for a training day in Inverness last week, which was facilitated by the Free Church Mission Board. Non-ordained workers are those employed by congregations to carry out general or more specific roles, such as community workers, youth workers, family workers and addiction support workers. Workers…

2 Kings 22; Hebrews 4; Joel 1; Psalms 140-141

2 Kings 22; Hebrews 4; Joel 1; Psalms 140-141 THE PROPHECY OF JOEL IS anomalous on several grounds. Most canonical Old Testament prophecies are introduced by prophets who identify the period of their ministry with reference to the reigns of kings (e.g., Hos. 1:1). Joel does nothing of the kind. Nor do we have any…

Edinburgh Theological Seminary Promoted to International Students

Rev Iver Martin, Principal of Edinburgh Theological Seminary, has recently returned from a speaking week in Pennsylvania and Ohio, USA. Iver was invited to give presentations at Geneva College, Grove City College and the Reformed Presbyterian Seminary in Pittsburgh, in addition to addressing the Annual Fall Seminar at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Boardman, Ohio. “The…

2 Kings 20; Hebrews 2; Hosea 13; Psalms 137-138

2 Kings 20; Hebrews 2; Hosea 13; Psalms 137-138 IT IS APPROPRIATE THAT Hosea 13 should be read in conjunction with Psalm 137. Hosea 13 brings the prophet’s promises of judgment to their climax. God is going to destroy proud Samaria (Ephraim). Similar warnings were repeatedly thundered against Judah, but they showed no sign of…

2 Kings 17; Titus 3; Hosea 10; Psalms 129-131

2 Kings 17; Titus 3; Hosea 10; Psalms 129-131 MANY HAVE OBSERVED THAT PSALM 131 anticipates the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 18:1-4, where he asks, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”—and calls a little child to stand among his disciples. In certain respects, the follower of Jesus must be childlike, and…